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Saskatchewan Experience: Long Haul Truck Drivers

Saskatchewan Truck Driver
The SINP includes a sub-category specifically for long-haul truckers who want to move to Saskatchewan. Long-haul truck drivers in Saskatchewan with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)-based work permit for a recognized trucking business could be qualified to apply.

Candidates who gain successful nominations through the Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project will be requested to file an official application for Canadian permanent residency.

What are the minimum eligibility requirements for this stream?

Criteria Minimum Requirement
Express Entry ProfileNo
Connection to SaskatchewanRelevant Work Experience
Employment OfferYes
Language AbilityCLB 4
Educational LevelNo minimum
Work ExperienceEmployed in a NOC 7511 occupation in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months
Investment RequirementNone

Connection to Saskatchewan
The applicant should already be in the province of Saskatchewan working for an employer on a valid temporary foreign work permit established on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to qualify under the Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project stream.

The candidate should have worked for the company for at least 6 months previous to applying. Furthermore, the candidate must have a full-time, permanent work offer from the said employer. Both the candidate’s current job and the job declared in the offer must fall under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code 7511 as a long-haul truck driver.

The SINP is evaluating adjustments to requirements for specified semi-skilled employment from 2019 to 2021. Provided you are not presently working in Saskatchewan, you still can apply to the Long-Haul Truck Drivers category if you have evidence that you previously worked as a Long-Haul Driver in Saskatchewan for at least six months. You can apply even if you do not have a Class 1A driver’s license, but you should get one upon arriving in order to work.

Employment Offer
The job offer must be supplemented by a Letter of Offer which comes from the declared employer as well as a Job Approval Letter from SINP in order to be considered valid. An applicant’s employer must register online via the SINP Online Portal in order to acquire a job approval letter.

The position must be submitted for evaluation by SINP by the employer and should the post be approved by SINP, the employer will get an official Job Approval Letter. Candidates must have a valid Saskatchewan Class 1A driver’s license since all long-haul truck drivers in Saskatchewan are required to have one.

Language Ability
Candidates for this stream should have valid language test results proving proficiency in English comparable to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or above.

Work Experience
Candidates have to have at least 6 months of full-time experience as a long-haul truck driver in Saskatchewan for the same employer that was declared in their valid employment offer

How do I start my application for this stream?
At any time, qualified applicants can apply for the Saskatchewan Long-Haul Truck Driver Project stream. Those who are qualified for the program can apply online through the SINP Online Portal. The application asks for a lot of personal information as well as proof that the candidate satisfies the program’s standards.

There is no cost to apply for this program and if Saskatchewan approves the application, the candidate will be notified that they have been chosen for provincial nomination via their email.

At this moment, the candidate is formally granted a provincial nomination, allowing them to file a federal application seeking permanent residence in Canada. An applicant has six months after getting a provincial nomination to file their permanent residency application.

Applicants must then fill out and mail a paper-based application for permanent residence to the relevant application center. Permanent residency petitions submitted on paper are typically processed in about 18 months.

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